Optimize Your Resume

Resume trends come and go, and if you’re submitting old resumes during your 2020 job search, you could be hurting your chances of getting an interview. Even if your work experience and skills have stayed the same, there are still ways to update your resume for the modern recruiting process and job landscape. Read on
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Long story short, you should include your city and state on your resume, even if you’re a remote candidate. Read on to find out why.  As we’ve learned from other resume traditions like objective statements, old resume writing habits die hard. We live in the digital age, so no one expects a snail mail response
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There are a number of considerations to weigh before deciding on a resume format and template, like your field or industry, depth of work experience, and skill set. Today, job seekers also need their resume to be compatible with applicant tracking systems (ATS). An ATS resume template can be the difference between getting noticed and slipping
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If you want your job search to be efficient and effective, preparing your resume shouldn’t be a one-time experience. You’ll receive more responses from interested companies by taking some time to customize your resume for each new job description. Tailoring your resume connects the dots for recruiters and hiring managers who are overwhelmed by a
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How to start a resume with a summary statement A resume summary statement is a short paragraph at the beginning of a resume that highlights a job seeker’s professional skills and experience. It gives hiring managers a glimpse into the job seeker’s expertise before diving into their resume. The goal of a summary statement is
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Resume accomplishments are work achievements performed by a job seeker that are both measurable and unique to their experience. Accomplishments on a resume are different than duties or responsibilities in that duties and responsibilities are virtually the same for any employee in a similar role. Using resume accomplishments in place of responsibilities makes the most
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In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. First up is “Caffeinated” Kyle Elliot out of the San Francisco Bay area. Be sure to follow him on
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There are thousands of high school and college coaches who apply for coaching jobs every year. Many have experienced success at the highest level and can stand out by name. There are many others who have not had as much success, are trying to get their foot in their door, or move up the coaching
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In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Catriona Herron Watt of CV Saviour from Sydney, Australia. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn or
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If you’ve recently updated your resume, you’ve probably become frustrated with trying to incorporate quantifiable accomplishments. Quantifiable accomplishments are all the resume rage because numbers convey impact quickly, efficiently, and can transcend language. As a resume writer, I’m always looking for ways to quantify the results my clients have created in their careers. But slapping
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For many entry-level job seekers, a one page resume is easy to create. But for those who have extensive work experience, keeping a resume to just one page can be a challenge. There are benefits to using a one page resume. For instance, they’re great for networking events. And the limited space forces you to
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Most resume tip resources are primarily made up of common sense and tried-and-true methods, but there are a few pieces of advice out there that could hurt more than they help. Use caution when it comes to these 5 resume tips: Resume Tip 1: Hide gaps or short-term gigs in your resume by removing exact dates
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In conjunction with Jobscan‘s new resume optimization checks — which include formatting checks for headings, dates, file types, and more — we’ve invited career coaches and resume writers to share exclusive resume templates with our readers. Next up is Diana YK Chan out of the Toronto area. Be sure to follow her on LinkedIn and
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While researching resume length recently, I wondered when today’s resume standards were established and how resume advice has changed over the years. I uncovered something surprising: An article from a 1955 issue of Kiplinger’s Changing Times that, a handful of statements aside, seems every bit as modern as something that might appear on a career
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